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    OK, it's Friday evening (or afternoon on the left coast) and we've all said just about everything that can be said about Sunday's game, twice. So, here's a quiz question to distract you.

    Who is Gerald Courtney?

    (Don't bother answering if you google the answer, as even a Colts' fan could get the answer that way.)
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    #95 Jersey


    In that same vein, I'm wondering how Jack Murphy earned the right to have his name attached to the stadium? I know he was a sportswriter but I'm trying to envision a Boston sportswriter having a stadium after them.....
    Ron Borges Park.......Dan Shaughnessy Stadium.........
    Yup, right around the time h*ll freezes over.
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    He was instrumental in bringing the Chargers down from LA to SD and getting a new (at the time) stadium built. I'm not old enough to have read his articles but virtually every older sports fan in SD is very respectful of him and feels like our current sportswriters are a bunch of tools in comparison. Jack Murphy actually had influence and an opinion that mattered unlike the idiots we have at the SDUT now.
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    I guess the Chargers' fans either don't know the history of their team or were too busy celebrating their win yesterday and this morning (oops--they didnt' win? impossible to imagine!) to answer the question. So, Gerald Courtney is the name of the guy from Hollywood who won a trip to Mexico for winning a "name the team" contest when Hilton was forming the franchise in Los Angeles at the birth of the AFL. He's the person who came up with the name, the "Chargers."

    And, to get something off my chest...there is only one "LT"...he has two SuperBowl rings...Tomlinson is great but he has to get his own nickname...
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